On October 11th 2008 we were robbed of Shynola director, brilliant friend, and damn-good-egg, Gideon Baws.Gid's sudden death was due to a form of Cardiomyopathy, triggered by a viral infection. Chances are you've never heard of it. However in the UK alone it is estimated that 12 "apparently fit and healthy" young people under 35 die from undiagnosed heart problems EVERY WEEK. This needn't be so.
A Gideon Baws Memorial Fund has been established at CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). CRY works to raise awareness of Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and campaigns for proactive screening of young people. It also offers help and support to those who have suffered a loss.
On October 11th 2009 "Team GB" will run The Royal Parks Half Marathon in Hyde Park, London. We are raising money for the Memorial Fund.
Please, if you can, sponsor us and help prevent these unnecessary and unfair deaths.
Thank you, Team GB, x,x,x